"But they have each other. They each have a passion: music and art. And
a mysterious force is guiding them and protecting them.
savagery of those in control finally transforms the girl, the boy must
help her find herself again. The path is an amazing journey through
which they discover the depths of their humanity and a startling method
to shake the village at its roots. Perhaps they can shift the world
"Escape from the Village is an homage to
true friendship which can sustain the human spirit even against physical
and spiritual torture. It is a touching love story like no other."
She draws the pictures. He makes the music. They both share a big secret.
There is no music or art in the village where a pre-adolescent boy and
girl live. They go to a mysterious house where they make music and art, while
other citizens can not go there. Their creativity separates them from
their peers in many ways. They will soon discover that there is much
more being kept from them.
Take the grim dystopia of the Hunger Games and combine it with the charm of Moonrise Kingdom--the result is Escape from the Village.
Chris Baker was born and raised in the Northern Panhandle of West
Virginia and currently lives in Austin, Texas. He has also lived in
northwest Washington and Columbus, Ohio.
He has been published in a wide range of publications and is writing novels again. He also takes acting classes and is a senior green belt in tae kwon do.
web site: www.chrisbaker.net
This book addresses everything from common questions ("What the hell is a pronoun?") to philosophical conundrums ("Does not using paragraphs or periods make my thesis read like it was written by a mental patient?"). Other valuable sections include:
•All I've got in this world are my sentences and my balls, and I don't break 'em for nobody
•A colon is more than an organ that gets cancer
•Words your bound to f*ck up
One glance at your friend's blog should tell you everything you need to know about the sorry state of the English language. This book gives you the tools you need to stop looking like an idiot on message boards and in interoffice memos. Grammar has never before been so much f*cking fun.
To some, he is a visionary, even a revolutionary. To others, he is greedy, deceitful, deluded, dangerous.
This book was first published in 2004. Four new chapters provide a detailed account of the turmoil of Thai politics over the subsequent five years.